Thursday, May 21, 2009

Busy week....sorry

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I am sorry for the lack of posting this week, it being the last week of school means field trips, activity days, and award ceremonies. I am also behind the eight ball and do not have my "spring" chores done and have been frantically trying to get them done before the kids are home for the summer. I am hoping to have an incredibly active summer filled with hikes, parks, museums, fishing, and such. My wardrobe and scenery may be a little different! It should be fun though.

T-shirt: Target $4
Cardigan:Target $6
Necklace: Target $6
Cut off jeans: OLD......
Shoes: Steve Madden ....ebay $10 including shipping

The library and a few errands and then more chores for the afternoon.

***Anybody else loving the reflection of the flag in the background? A great big Thank you to all who have served and are serving now. A big shout out to their families as well. I can't even imagine the sacrifices you make for our country. It is much appreciated!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Also Following my Footsteps.....

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It looks as if this segment will feature two little ladies from now on... My 6 year old was dying to showcase her fashion skills, here she is!

Not sure....

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I am not quite sure what I am wearing today.... I just started putting things on and this is what I got. It seems like it is a mix between two looks. I sorta like it but don't at the same time....hmmmmmm.

What do you think...does it work?
What style would you call this?

Pants: ???????
Shirt: Gap
Cardigan: Costco
Belt: Old Navy
Pearls: gifted
Shoes: Target

Meeting this afternoon for VBS
Preparing for the weekend and chores the rest of the day.

Follow my Footsteps Friday....

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

lovin' the cuff....

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Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Tank: ????
Eyelet blouse: J-Crew
Necklace: Target
Shoes: Frye
Scarf: thrifted (used as a bracelet)
Bag: Betsey Johnson

All day field trip with my daughters 4th grade class.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Look jeans!

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In my quest to do denim less at least twice a week I threw on this skirt, plus the weather is beautiful and that always makes me want to wear a skirt. I think this is a great compromise between dressy and casual. I tend to forget that a skirt/dress can be casual. I am reprogramming my brain on that one. :) I will definitely be on the hunt for more skirts like this. This is also the first time I have worn something more in the area of my natural waist. Strange at first but I like it. :)

Shirt: Gap
Shoes: Frye
Sweater: Thrifted...$3 (It tends to get chilly at MOPS)
Necklace: Target
Belt: Target

I have MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) this morning. I will be planting flowers and chores this afternoon, and church tonight.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


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This morning was literally a throw something on and go...I have no rhyme or reason to anything here. I was in a hurry and trying to look halfway put together FAST. I see other bloggers have a "go to" outfit for mornings such as these, but I am to moody for that. One day I can love an outfit and the next day just not feel like wearing it. Anybody else.....or am I the only one?

Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Boots: Frye
T-shirt: Target
Cardigan: Target
Necklace: Target
Belt: Thrifted

Fourth grade field trip this morning and chores this afternoon....not sure where this evening will take me.

**Sorry about the lack of posting on Mondays, I just don't feel like dealing with the computer on Mondays.....for some reason.

Prom and more....

I have been tagged by a couple differnet people so I dug out the old photo albums and scanned away. My prom dresses were both hand made, and his vest and bow tie were made to match. I can't believe how time has flown, so much has happened in the years since then, but it seems like only the blink of an eye.


Junior Prom....1997

Senior Prom.....1998

Wedding day...

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Almost 11 years and three kids later!
Self portrait at the cabin this spring.

The rules:
~ Upload your prom picture. If you don't have one, email your mom and have her send it to you.
~ Don’t forget to include the year it was taken. Again, don't be shy. The older the better.
~ Grab the "Prom Queen" button and add to your post. Isn't the button adorable? Thank you Danielle, The Design Girl. You must check out her fabulous sale!
~ Copy and paste the rules to your blog.
~ Tag 5 others!

This was fun so I tag YOU!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009


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I am so glad it is Friday! We are headed to a "fly in" in Valdez tonight. We own a small plane and once a year Valdez hosts a fly in where hundreds of small planes from all over Alaska fly in and hang out. There are also vendors and a take off/landing competition. It's about a 1.5 hour flight away and the whole family is going. I've never flown to Valdez so I'm exited about the new scenery.

I scored this shirt at a thrift store last week! I wandered a little longer and found the belt...PERFECT MATCH! I walked out spending a whopping $3.50!!! I love the sleeves and the springy print.

Jeans: J-Crew
Blouse: Earthly Treasures...thrifted $3
Belt: Earthly Treasures...thrifted...$.50
Shoes: Frye
Necklace:Cookie Lee

My 6 year old's "Readers Theatre" in the morning, a few errands, and them home to pack for the weekend!

****If I miss posting until Monday, All of you AWESOME moms out there

Follow my Footsteps Friday....

As you may know, my daughter is the one who encouraged me to start a blog. I thought it would be a great project to do together and so the blog was born. She takes my photos and gives me "fashion advice" in the mornings while getting dressed. Since this is a joint project and she loves fashion we decided that to give her a weekly guest appearance. She proudly titled it "Follow my Footsteps Friday".
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Belted....but NOT!

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I'm trying something new in the avenue of belts today. My daughter whom helps me with this project has been telling me that it was getting boring everyday with the cardigan and belt. When the ladies over at academichic got this challenge, I decided to try and play along. I like this look, it is a replay of middle school fashion with Daisy Duke in the mix.

I get frustrated when I'm in my closet because jeans are such a staple item in my lifestyle. I CAN"T get away from them. I started this blog to try to get away from jeans, but I am realizing that is just not practical in this stage of my life. I decided to embrace and appreciate the fact that I don't have to go to work everyday, and what a blessing it is to be able to stay home with my kids. Thank You Awesome Husband, I LOVE you! In light of that I am redefining my mission with this blog to "dress up my jeans". I want to put to use new fashion trends and principles with a casual spin. As much as I would love to wear skirts and dresses everyday, SAHM's just can't.(or maybe I just can't) Vacuuming, dusting and poopy diapers don't allow it most days.

My revised goal: to be denim less at least twice a week.
I hope my blog doesn't get to boring. :) I apologize in advance.

Jeans: BKE...the Buckle
Tanks: Abercrombie and American Eagle
Cardi: J -Crew
Necklace: Cookie Lee
Bracelet: local artist..I actually bought it at the zoo, it has a charm on it that says "Be Yourself" I love the reminder.
Shoes: My mustard yellow Dansko's

No place special today

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


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I am very un-accessorized today. I think the fantabulous floral pattern on my cardigan is all the accessory needed. :)

Jeans: James
Cardi: Old Navy
Shoes: Steve Madden (Ross a long time ago...what I wouldn't give to shop a Ross regularly!)

I have bible study this morning, errands and chores this afternoon, and my 6 year old's spring concert tonight.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

First time for me....

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A couple new things for me today...I tried the scarf as a bracelet.....loved it!
I also layered a couple necklace's and with the cowl neck I think it looked quite nice. I am really enjoying the inspiration I am getting from other blogs and the extra push blogging myself gives me to try new things and "push" my fashion limits!

Jeans: J-Crew (Final Sale)
Sweater tank: Banana Republic (ebay)
Shoes: Sears
Belt: Moms closet
Necklace:Target(gold) the pearls I wore in my brothers wedding
Scarf: Treasure Loft.... thrifted $1.25

Church this morning

Friday, May 1, 2009

Birkenstocks and all.....

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Totally and completely casual look today, Birkenstocks and all! The weather in Alaska is a funny thing. When it changes, it changes QUICK!!! Monday was barely 50degrees outside and now it is 70+. Spring has finally sprung and although everything is still brown and ugly I am ready to kick back, read a magazine, and soak up the sun! (at least for a half an hour :))

Bermudas: BKE....The Buckle
T-shirt: the buckle
Shoes: Birkenstocks
Necklace: gifted
Bracelet: Tiffany

No place special, just bumming around the house today.
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